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Service Manager – MHST

  • Service: Barnsley Mental Health Support Teams
  • Location: Barnsley South Yorkshire
  • Salary: £45,218 - £51,384 (p.a.)
  • Type: Full time (37 hours)
  • Ref: 025/21-2

Are you experienced in leading Children and Young People’s Mental Health services and have a passionate to inspire your team to empower Children, Young People and families to achieve their full potential?

Are you ready to be part of a trailblazer project that will transform early intervention in Children and Young People mental health services?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’, you might be just who we are looking for…

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Service Manager to implement, develop and lead our new service Barnsley Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) and integrated Children, Young People and Families Bereavement Service. These teams will ensure children, young people and families access the right help, at the right time, in the right setting, MHST teams will remove duplication and avoid children, young people and families being ‘bounced’ in-between services.

About Us

Compass has a successful track record in early intervention health and wellbeing services for children and young people. We use a wide range of creative and dynamic methods of engagement, including digital interventions, across community and educational settings.

Adopting a values-based approach is at the heart of what we do; through collaboration and coproduction with stakeholders our services continually evolve, directing resources based on evidenced need. We are incredibly excited and proud to be part of the MHST trailblazer project enabling us to develop innovative methods to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and families in Barnsley.

The service will support children, young people and families providing extra capacity for early intervention support within school and college settings in four core areas:

  • Providing evidence-based interventions for mild to moderate mental health and emotional wellbeing issues
  • Supporting designated senior mental health leads in each setting
  • Providing timely advice to school and college staff and parents as required
  • Counselling to CYPF who are bereaved and parents/carers who are bereaved by the loss of a child

The Person

As a senior manager, you will have a successful record of leading a skill mix team of clinicians delivering an innovative and high performing service to children and young people. Ideally you will have previous experience of working in partnership within education and will have experience of implementing a new service. You will be adept at balancing strategic and operational leadership of a service being accountable for all areas of service delivery and development.

You will also be an excellent communicator and be able to develop and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders including Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Public Health England, Senior Education Staff, School Nursing, CAMHS.

The benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression
  • Generous Compass Contributory Pension Scheme

If you have any questions about this vacancy or would like an informal chat please contact Jan Smith, Mobilisation Lead on 07551 452233.

To apply, you will need to download and complete part 1&2 of our application form. We would be grateful if you could also complete our equality monitoring form.

Closes on Thursday 1st July 2021

Interview date to be confirmed

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. All Compass posts are subject to appropriate level DBS checks. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Established for over 30 years, Compass is a national charity which works in communities across the UK providing services spanning substance misuse treatment and rehabilitation, early interventions for vulnerable young people, school aged health programmes and associated prevention as well as treatment and health promotion initiatives.

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